20th December 2018
On Friday, 7th December, our annual Transition Year Enterprise market day took place where all the participating groups displayed their products and services and students from the various years were given the opportunity to purchase from all the budding entrepreneurs. From Christmas themed chocolate sleighs to customised rings, teddy bears made from recycled material to homemade scented candles, there was a wide variety of innovative ideas on display for all the potential customers. Not only were there physical goods on display to be purchased but orders were also being taken for the busy festive period ahead. Overall, it was a very successful day for the businesses involved with high volumes of sales reported from some of the firms, and not only among students but also among some teachers who were particularly keen on bartering with the groups with regard the prices. Some of the businesses will be participating and showcasing their products in the Christmas markets around Roscommon town in the coming weeks ahead of the school final which will take place early in the New Year.
20th December 2018
Claregalway College 12 Roscommon Community College 29
Roscommon Community College secured an outstanding victory in their opening Pool C Senior Emerging School’s Cup match in Corinthian Park, Galway when they outscored their hosts, Claregalway College by 29 points to 12 on Tuesday last, December 18. RCC took the initiative right from the opening whistle and strong ball carrying by Adam Donnelly, Darragh O’Sullivan and Nathan Sweeny immediately brought play to the Claregalway line. The end result was a try by captain Dylan Geraghty which was not converted leaving the scoreline 5-0 in RCC’s favour.
From the restart, Claregalway seized control and some sloppy defending allowed a smart try for the hosts which was converted to leave the score 7-5. RCC rallied and strong running by Diarmuid Treacy and Kyle Kelly went very close. A quick tap penalty by Eoghan Farrell found second row Eoin McDonnell who waltzed over after a 30 metre run for an outstanding try. With the conversion again missed, RCC maintained the momentum and their close in driving game. Further pressure close to half time saw Adam Donnelly barge over and this time the conversion was good from Farrell. The half time score was 17-7 to the visitors.
The second half resumed with Claregalway dominating, in part due to lack of discipline by RCC. Strong running allowed them to score a fine try which wasn’t converted closing the gap to 17-12 and it was definitely game on at this stage. RCC needed inspiration and got their successful driving game going. Strong forward carries allowed flanker Ciaran Corcoran to cruise between home defenders to score close to the posts-Farrell again converted and it was now 24-12 to RCC.
Claregalway finished the last quarter dominating the RCC line but were repelled on every occasion by amazing RCC defence where bodies were definitely put on the line. Despite two RCC sin-binnings for persistent infringement, RCC won a massive turnover and relieved the pressure. The final play saw Adam Donnelly run in from 40 metres for a spectacular score. Farrell missed the conversion to leave the final score at 29-12 in favour of RCC. Their next fixture will be at home on the third week of January.
RCC: Kyle Kelly, Dean Conlon, Aaron Hannon, Erin Coyne, Fabio Oliveira, Diarmuid Treacy, Eoghan Farrell, Adam Donnelly, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Ciaran Corcoran, Dylan Geraghty, Eoin McDonnell, Nathan Sweeny, Luca Stratford, Darragh O’Sullivan.
13th December 2018
Roscommon Community College would like to extend an invitation to join them in The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Tuesday 18th December at 7.30pm for their Annual Christmas Carol Service. A wonderful night of cheer and celebration is anticipated.
13th December 2018
Politics and History students at Roscommon Community College marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, December 10th last. This international document drafted in part by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
Pictured are RCC students alongside their Politics teacher Mr Casserly and Deputy Principal Dr Jude Lohan, celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
13th December 2018
Last Tuesday, Roscommon Community College took part in Gael Linn’s ‘Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh’ in Carrick on Shannon Community School. At junior level we were fantastically represented by Liam Pearse, Eoin Conroy and Jaime Sheridan who debated in favour of the motion “Ba cheart dúinn fáil réidh le ham coigilte sholas an lae”. At senior level Seán Trundle, Michael Lough and Luke Gregory debated strongly against the motion “Tugaimid aire mhaith d’ár seanóirí in Éirinn”. Comhghairdeas ollmhór lenár bhfoireann sóisearach atá ag dul ar aghaidh don chéad babhta eile. Huge congratulations to our Junior Team who will now go on to the next stage in the New Year and commiserations to our senior team who narrowly missed out. Táimid fíor-bhródúil as na mbuachaillí uilig agus as an sár-obair atá curtha isteach acu i gcónaí ag baint úsáide as a gcuid Gaeilge.
Pictured are Junior Debating Team Eoin Conroy, Jaime Sheridan and Liam Pearse
Pictured are Senior Debating Team Seán Trundle, Luke Gregory and Michael Lough